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Pandemic accelerates in the Americas amid catastrophic economic prospects
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Pandemic accelerates in the Americas amid catastrophic economic prospects

Alina DIESTE / AFP - June 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic, which is accelerating in the Americas, could reach 10 million cases next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, amid catastrophic economic prospects…

$4 trillion fund holders tell Brazil to halt deforestation
Latin America
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Latin America
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$4 trillion fund holders tell Brazil to halt deforestation

Patrick GALEY / AFP - June 23, 2020

Investment funds managing close to $4 trillion in assets called on Brazil Tuesday to halt deforestation of the Amazon in an open letter warning that biodiversity loss…

Latin America exceeds 2 million coronavirus cases as Brazil approaches 50,000 deaths
Latin America
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Latin America
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Latin America exceeds 2 million coronavirus cases as Brazil approaches 50,000 deaths

AFP - June 21, 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean on Saturday exceeded two million cases of coronaviruses, more than half of them registered in Brazil, a country that approaches 50,000 deaths…

Latin America could reach 215 million impoverished people, ECLAC warns
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Latin America could reach 215 million impoverished people, ECLAC warns

Oscar Ugarte Jiménez / Semanario Universidad - June 17, 2020

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced Monday that poverty and extreme poverty will increase considerably in the region as a…

Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000
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Surge in Latin America as global coronavirus toll passes 400,000

AFP bureaus - June 8, 2020

Surging fatalities in Latin America helped push the global coronavirus death toll above 400,000 on Sunday, even as Europe emerged from its virus lockdown with infections increasingly…

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world
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Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Joshua Berger / AFP - June 5, 2020

Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe emerged from punishing lockdowns and the EU pressed for…

Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division
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Costa Rica
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Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division

Valeria PACHECO and Mariano ANDRADE / AFP - May 31, 2020

The famous Temple Mount in Jerusalem reopened its doors Sunday in another example of the slow return to normality in the world. But that return is very…

Costa Rica tries to preserve ‘fragile achievement’ in fight against the pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica tries to preserve ‘fragile achievement’ in fight against the pandemic

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - May 23, 2020

Costa Rica did not adopt mandatory quarantines or drastic restrictions on the mobility of its population, but its fight against the new coronavirus has been highlighted as…

Uruguay and Costa Rica: beacons of Latin American virus success
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Costa Rica
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Uruguay and Costa Rica: beacons of Latin American virus success

Gabriela VAZ and Marco SIBAJA / AFP - May 22, 2020

In Latin America, a region experiencing ever-increasing growth in the number of coronavirus infections and deaths, Uruguay and Costa Rica stand out as success stories. Despite never…

Latin America coronavirus cases pass 10,000
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Costa Rica
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Latin America coronavirus cases pass 10,000

AFP - March 27, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Latin America surpassed 10,000 on Friday, according to an AFP count based on official government and World Health Organization figures. The first case in…